Topic: Welfare and equalities

Poverty and inequality are financial challenges for local authorities and threaten the cohesion of their communities.



Youth round-up: December 2022

This round-up summarises the latest UK government announcements on youth services, mainly in England, and looks at key research findings from bodies providing services to young people.

England & Wales Briefing

Our gift to you to celebrate 2022!

Check out this year’s holiday gift to all from LGIU! We’ve showcased some of our favourite briefings of 2022 inspired by four jolly themes: health and happiness, connection and community, progress and prosperity, and self-care and balance.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog-article
Members & Global Local

Swift Read: Running up that hill – Women’s voices in the Council Chamber

Dr. Aodh Quinlivan of UCC Research, Dr. Fiona Buckley (UCC), Olajumoke Oluwaferanmi Igun (UCC) and John Ger O’Riordan (former Senior Executive Officer, Cork City Council) recap their research on the representation of women in Ireland’s council chambers. They find considerable challenges to improve women’s participation rates.

Ireland Briefing With case study

Education recovery: the National Tutoring Programme – on course for success?

In England, pupils are receiving extra tuition to catch up on learning missed when schools were closed during Covid-19. But what difference has this made so far? And is the national tutoring programme at risk due to funding issues? This new briefing looks at the full picture.

England & Wales Briefing

What it means to be an inclusive employer

This briefing considers a number of strategies that employers can adopt to address the current inequities and lack of transparency in workplace opportunities and salaries to ensure that workplaces are more inclusive. Key initiatives include anti-discrimination training, flexible and culturally inclusive leave arrangements, and job candidate compensation, among others.

Australia, Global Briefing